July 30 1975
Free Press Files
Lots in Elkford’s Phase Five housing development went “on the block” on Monday morning, but none could be sold.
Sunday afternoon, would-be purchasers settled down in front of the village hall to await the opening of the office on Monday morning at 9 a.m.
When village clerk Harold Gyte and his staff opened the doors, they had to tell the crowd no lots could be sold that day as the price list had not arrived from the independent assessor in Vancouver, nor from Victoria.
Instead of selling the lots on the spot, as had been hoped for, Gyte gave them options to purchase on the property they had selected in the subdivision that overlooks the town.
First on hand on Sunday at approximately 3 p.m. were Ted and Sandy Tull, and before morning, they were joined by Margaret Dunkley, Gordon Tench, Mike Murray, Larry Farmer, George Murguly, Patrick Paterson, Tom Ramsay, Jack Burden, Tom Paterson and Ashley Fisher.
Development work of the subdivision, however, continues to go on.
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